Whistler's Dr. Zeglinski has been selected to serve as the team physician for Canada's only UCI women's pro road team, GSDgestion/Kallisto/Specialized/Mazda, joining the team in Quebec last Friday, May 9 for the team's official unveiling.
The team includes Canadians Anne-Marie Morin, Kael Deverell, Alizee Brien, Stephanie Roorda, Roxanne Pepin and Catherin Couture, as well as track world champion Katarzyna Pallowska of Poland, Mexico's Mayra Del Rocio Rocha Guerrero and German riders Charlene Delev and Lina Kristin Schink.
Zeglinski said she was chosen for the job by head coach Mirek Mazur, who was her own coach when she was a member of the national road team.
"He invited me last year to race as a guest rider for his team in the prestigious Gatineau Grand Prix," wrote Zeglinski. "The world's best attended this race, including many racers who participated in the Olympic Games... including Clara Hughes, Ina Tuttenberg and the current world and Olympic champion Nicole Cooke."
Zeglinski placed 69th in the race, and while she decided she'd rather stick with mountain biking she realized that she could still support the team.
"During that weekend I clarified to myself that I don't want to race road again... but that I could assist as a physician with a team that he was in the process of developing."
The team was created to give younger riders aged 18 to 23 with the opportunity to race at the international level, and especially in Europe. It's now ranked 15th in the world.
Still time to register for KOS, Adult Super Sprint triathlons
With Ironman Canada coming to Whistler for at least the next three years, the Whistler Tri Club's annual Kids of Steel Triathlon and Adult Super Sprint race on Saturday, May 25 takes on a new significance. It's a chance for kids to experience a little of what one of the oldest Ironman races in the world is all about, a chance for adults registered for the race to practice racing and iron out their transitions and a chance for adults contemplating racing in a future Ironman to test themselves on a short, familiar course.
Swim legs are in the pool at Meadow Park Sports Centre, followed by bike legs around Alpine and Alta Lake Road and a relatively flat out-and-back run on the Valley Trail.
There are three different distances for the Kids of Steel Race — Kids 8 to 11 swim 100 metres, bike two kilometres and run one kilometre; kids 12 to 15 swim 300m, bike 10km and run 3km; kids 16 to 18 swim 500m, bike 14km and run 4km.
The adults do the same distances as the 16 to 18 year-olds.
For more information and registration visit www.whistlertriclub.ca.